Creature from the Black Lagoon/Green Army Man toy mashup

High C sez, "The Sucklord is a renaissance man who lives in New York and makes, among other things, incredible limited-edition toys. Check out his latest Creature From The Black Lagoon/Green Army Man mash-up, and then dig into the archives for things like the Gay Stormtrooper and a Micronauts/Fisher-Price Little People mash-up."

NEW BOOTLEG: THE CREATURE (Thanks, High-C!) Previously:An AT-AT gets tagged, becomes the $1500 Suckadelic Graff-AT ... Paul di Filippo visits the Creature From the Black Lagoon - Boing ... Read the rest

Big Bentaur tee

Loving this Big Ben/centaur woodcut tee. Big Bentaur T-Shirt (Thanks, Scott!)

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(BBtv) Looking for the Perfect Bean: Kyle Glanville's World Coffee Tour, part 1 - Brazil.

Boing Boing tv's global coffee correspondent Kyle Glanville is looking for the perfect bean, and you're invited along for the ride. You may recall his earlier appearances on the show when the 2008 US World Barista Champion introduced us to coffee roasting and espresso brewing at Intelligentsia.

Today, we debut a series of episode featuring Kyle on a world coffee tour, and we join him as he visits plantations to learn about the growing, harvesting, and processing techniques of Intelligentsia suppliers around the globe.

In this first episode, Kyle visits the Fazenda Conquista plantation in Minas Gerais, Brazil where Ipanema Coffees grows, dries, and roasts their goods, with lots of weird agro-gadgets and machines you probably haven't seen before -- some low-tech, some high-tech, but all really cool to watch. This plantation is one of the largest in Brazil, with 12 million coffee plants spread out over about 25 square miles of varying terrain.

One of the most fun things about producing BBtv is working with people like Kyle, who share their expertise and life experiences with us in video through their own eyes. I learned so much watching this first installment with the BBtv team -- I especially loved the giant machines that look like AT-AT walkers, lumbering through the neatly trimmed rows of coffee plants. Also, for someone who drinks as much espresso as I do -- how did I never know that coffee beans are surrounded by an edible, sweet fruit, that when dried intact with the bean, make the flavor richer? Read the rest

Star Wars: Evolution of the AT-AT t-shirt

James Lillis made a series of fun Star Wars t-shirts designs like the one above, titled the "Evolution of the AT-AT." It's available from RedBubble. AT-AT t-shirt (RedBubble) Read the rest

Star Wars photoshopping contest

Today on the Worth1000 photoshopping contest: Star Wars meets fine art. There are so many fantastic entries here -- I was very hard pressed to pick a favorite (pet, shown here). Other noteworthies: Thomas Kinkade with AT-AT, King Jabba VIII, Vitruvian Wookiee, Da Vinci's R2 plans, Napoleon Vaderpart and Vaderhol. Link Read the rest

Yesterday at Boing Boing Gadgets

Yesterday on Boing Boing Gadgets, we looked at a stabby knife that lets you inflate your victim with rapidly expanding gaseous pain, considered an easily understood diagram for building a marijuana grow room and lusted after a solar-powered theremin in an Altoids tin. There was also a mind-reading chair bristling with solenoids, some justification for Apple turning .mac into MobileMe and Shannonia, LEGO city in microscale, as well as the world's most luxurious cubicle. Beschizza pointed out a leather keyboard with a surprising dual-use function. Brownlee liked a binaural mic with human ears attached and also a tagged AT-AT. Joel wondered if Spore's creature creator (and specifically, the way it hid creature information in PNG images) could be used to email cute monsters that turned into when clicked. And we all bummed when Hollywood monster maker Stan Winston died. Read the rest

Steampunk "gothic pirate spaceship" watch

Watchismo's got some exclusive photos of the DeWitt Concept No. 1, a €400,000 watch that's like a cross between an AT-AT walker and a steampunk war-zeppelin control-center.
Selling for 400,000 Euros at the OnlyWatch auction before it had been shown to anyone, the DeWitt Concept No.1 was a beast to behold last week at Baselworld. Devoloped with French architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte, this gothic pirate spaceship of a watch is taking the steampunk oeuvre to new heights with its expanding riveted case, flying tourbillon, five barrels and a 21 day power reserve.
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Star Wars AT-AT stroller mod

This stroller modded into an AT-AT Imperial Walker was spotted at the Star Wars Celebration IV last month in Los Angeles. Thingamababy is reverse engineering the build based on photos, but the father and baby's identities remain a mystery. If you think you know these two, post your comments on Thingamababy. Link (via Daddy Types) Read the rest

Insanely detailed papercraft AT-ATs to download

These downloadable PDFs for a papercraft AT-AT model are insanely detailed and amazing. One thing I never understood about the AT-ATs: if they've got AT-ATs, why do they need the Death Star? After all, the AT-ATs make it clear that when the Empire finds the Rebels, they can handily kick their asses. A Death Star is like a giant, inaccurate, indiscriminate AT-AT. The Empire doesn't have a firepower problem: the Empire has an intelligence problem. It can't locate the Rebels. The Death Star won't improve their intelligence-gathering. Using the Death Star to kill Rebels is like nuking Iraq. Link (Thanks, Rene!)

Update: Dave sez, "The same site has a bunch more papercraft patterns to download including a sweet looking Delorean." Read the rest

Painting of kid riding an AT-AT

This Casey Weldon painting, entitled "AT-AT the Playground," made me laugh aloud. I love the idea of a kid coaxing his pet AT-AT into walking with a dangling Luke Skywalker action-figure. Link (Thanks, Fipi Lele!)

Update: Stephen sez, "Reminds me of a t-shirt design I worked up a few months ago before I thought about it and realized I didn't have the cash to produce them properly." Read the rest

Carving a giant derelict building into a Star Wars AT-AT

An architecture firm (whose crappy Flash/popup site will resize your window, be warned) has commissioned this cool project to transform derelict Soviet modern buildings into sculptures -- like this Star Wars AT-AT battle-mech! Link (Thanks, Geoff!)

Update: Greg sez, "The site with the building carved into an ATAT is a photoshop hoax. Check the two pics side by side on the site and note the white van, the guy in the red shirt, and the motorcycle. It's the same picture only one has been artfully photoshopped!" I'm not sure; the site's confusing. I think this may be an architect's rendering of the plan, not a hoax.

Update 2: Sioen sez, "this was a submission to an art/design competition for the Shrinking Cities concept." Read the rest

AT-AT homebrew Hallowe'en costume

This cardboard Star Wars AT-AT costume is magnificent, and well-documented on a Flickr build-log set. The best Hallowe'en costume I ever had was the cardboard C3PO outfit my kindergarten-teacher mom made out of rolled up tubes of cardboard spray-painted gold -- this, however, is miles ahead of what my mom was capable of hacking up. Don't worry Mom, I don't hold it against you. Link (Thanks, Gary!) Read the rest

Trailer suspended 50' in the air with stilts and wires

Roboshobo sez, "Hey, look at this amazing pic I found while doing an image search for skyscrapers. It looks to be a mobile home suspended 50 feet in the air with tension lines and stilts. Reminded me of AT-ATs from Star Wars or the walking city that Ron Herron of Archigram concieved." JPEG Link

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Lore on new Star Wars game

Lore "Brunching Shuttlecocks" Sjöberg reviews Star Wars: Battlefront, a new shooter-game, in today's Wired News. Nutshell: it's more cool than it is fun, with lots of opportunities for Star Wars truefen to blow away Jar Jar and get down with their lucas-envy, but not a lot of gameplay.
You can look up at towering AT-ATs or look down from them as you blast the rebels to smithereens, evil cackle optional. You can zoom through the trees of Endor's moon on a speeder bike, see your buddies get pulled into a Sarlacc pit, and dogfight above Bespin. More cynical fans will welcome the ability to give Ewoks and Gungans a good spanking, blaster-style. Not only are the arenas exciting enough to pull you in, they even manage to make the prequels look good.
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